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Self-Determination Program Enrollment
During the first three years of the Self-Determination Program, enrollment is limited to 2,500 people. To help ensure the selection of the 2,500 participants is equitable, the following process was developed by the Self-Determination Program advisory group.
What does someone need to do to be considered for enrollment?
- Participate in a required Pre-Enrollment Informational Meeting at your regional center. It's important to hear, in greater detail, information about the Self-Determination Program. At this meeting, people will learn not only about the opportunities but also the increased responsibilities involved in accepting more control over coordinating their services. Understanding this information will help people decide if the SelfDetermination Program might be a good option for them.
- After participating in the required Pre-Enrollment Informational Meeting, let the regional center know you're interested in enrolling in the Self-Determination Program. After you have participated in the required Pre-Enrollment Informational Meeting and you think that Self-Determination is a good option for you or your family member, you must let the regional center know you're interested in enrolling in the SelfDetermination Program. As discussed below, this does not guarantee you will be selected as part of the first 2,500 participants.
What happens after someone participates in the required Pre-Enrollment Informational Meeting and lets the regional center know they're interested?
- Regional centers send names of those interested to the Department of Developmental Services. Only those consumers/family members who have participated in a required Pre-Enrollment Informational Meeting will be eligible for enrollment in the Self-Determination program.
- The Department of Developmental Services will send confirmation to those whose names were forwarded by the regional centers.
- The Department of Developmental Services will randomly select the first 2,500 enrollees from among those who have attended a required Pre-Enrollment Informational Meeting. This selection will be made from the names of those received by the Department of Developmental Services from the regional centers. The selection takes into consideration the following factors to ensure those selected are representative of the statewide regional center population:
- Regional Center
- Disability diagnosis
- Those selected can enroll in the Self-Determination Program. The enrollment will be done through the regional centers who will work with each participant to enroll in orientation, establish an individual budget, etc.
- If not selected initially, consumers will remain on the interest list for future enrollment opportunities.